Should you submit to The Short of It?

That would be a resounding YES!

In just a few months, I will be accepting submissions again. July 1st is right around the corner and the window of opportunity will close on 12/31/21. If you intend to send in your work, PLEASE read the submission guidelines first as they have changed from the previous submission period. I encourage you to read the featured artists from 2020 to get a feel for the work I am looking for to highlight in 2022. January 7th will lead us off and every Friday thereafter, you’ll be fortunate to read another exquisite poet or writer. If you haven’t subscribed to MailChimp to stay up to date, please sign up on the submissions guidelines page.

If you’d like to hear some of the poet interviews and readings of their work, please subscribe to my newly created YouTube Channel. Click here to be redirected. There isn’t any content yet but sometime this week, I will begin streaming them. Subscribing now will get you notifications when any new videos are loaded up in case you miss the post here. I’m hoping to feature a wide variety of content there in the future.

For those who are interested in purchasing a copy of the first anthology – The Sound of Brilliance – which published last week, you can click on the image and it will take you straight there!

The paperback is $10 and the eBook is $3.

As always, thanks so much for your continued love and support! I appreciate you all very much!

The Sound of Brilliance has PUBLISHED!!

Cover by Terry Susi

Thank you EVERYONE who went on this journey with me!

Both the paperback and eBook are now available on Amazon.
If you are interested in getting your copy, please tap the links below to purchase.

For those who prefer holding a book – click here to get your Paperback
and those who have Kindles or readers – click here to get your eBook


Published on Edge of Humanity!!

I can’t thank Joelcy Kay – Editor and Curator enough for accepting and publishing “Will As A God” for Edge of Humanity! I’m so grateful. If you haven’t subscribed to this publication yet, please give it a looksy. They have something for everyone!

Click this link to read the piece in its entirety.

UPDATE – The Sound of Brilliance Anthology

Image by Terry Susi

Thank you all for being with me since the beginning of this project early in 2020. We’re almost to the finish line everyone! The anthology, to be published in paperback and Ebook, will be available for purchase very soon. As soon as it goes live, you’ll be the first to know.

Heart Beats Contributing Authors Poetry Readings

Take some time to meet the poets and listen to some of the great works in Heart Beats!

On Saturday, April 10 we met for a virtual poetry reading by the Contributing Authors to the Heart Beats Anthology of Poetry. Each poet read poetry from their contributions and many read additional works. We has a morning and evening sessions with two separate groups of poets. Sit back and enjoy these beautiful words.

Morning Session:

Evening Session:

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Coffee Table Talk & The Sound Of Brilliance

For those of you who wanted to attend the Coffee Table Talk but couldn’t make it, here you go!

I want to thank Lisa for allowing me to talk about the upcoming anthology (VERY SOON – I Promise!!) and have four of our poets featured in the anthology – Lisa being one of them and Marisela Brazfield, Joni Caggiano, Marjorie Maddox – read one of their poems from the book! In addition, it was a wonderful opportunity to listen to other works and the discussion by the participants on the topic of social justice. I got a lot out of it, hope you will too!

Feeling Human Book Review by Lisa Tomey!!

Wow, Lisa! What an awesome job in reviewing my book in this format! How cool is it in the way it was presented? I’m honored that she took the time to do this but also to express her thoughts about my collaboration with Terry. Thank you for your kind words, Lisa! Your review tells me that I succeeded in achieving what I set out to accomplish with this book, and for that I am over the moon! In addition, I’m so thrilled that I got to showcase the incredibly artwork of my friend Terry! Her touch added a beautiful, visual dimension to the words expressed. I honestly can’t thank you enough, Lisa! ❤

For anyone interested in getting their own copy, please click here. It is available in paperback and e-book format. The link will show you all the books I’ve published or contributed to. Happy Reading!!